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Learn How to Describe Being Sick in English – How To Say I’m Sick in English

October 23, 2019

Hi Bob the Canadian here. Sometimes you get sick. And in this video I’m going to help you
learn all of the English words and phrases that you’ll need to know to be able to describe
being sick. Hey welcome back, if this is your first time
here, please consider subscribing by clicking the red button below. Also if you enjoy this video at any point
along the way give me a thumbs up just to let me know that you liked it. Well we all get sick sometimes and in English
there are basically three different types of common illnesses. And we’re going to take a look at each of
them today. The first illness we’re gonna look at is
the common cold and I actually kind of have one today. The common cold has the following symptoms. Symptoms are how you describe what your illness
is. So the common cold normally you will have
a stuffed up nose. You will have trouble breathing through your
nose, you’ll be able to breathe through your mouth. But you’ll have trouble breathing through
your nose. You will probably also sneeze quite a bit. Sneezing is in English we say “Achoo”. Sneezing is when you involuntarily have to
go “Achoo!” because your nose is stuffed up. You will probably use a tissue or kleenex
to blow your nose. Like that and you will probably also when
you do that the stuff that comes out of your nose, this is kind of gross, is called “snot”. So a cold you’ll have a stuffed up nose,
you’ll have to blow your nose, snot will come out of your nose. You also might have a bit of a sore throat. But mostly you will just have a stuffed up
nose. You’ll feel congested. The second illness that’s very common is
the flu. And the flu is short for influenza. But we do just say the flu in English. When you have the flu you might have some
of the same symptoms as a cold. You might have a stuffed up nose, but you
will also have most likely a headache, you might a pounding headache. A really bad headache. You will most likely have a sore throat as
well. A very sore throat. You might even lose your voice which is what
happened to me yesterday. I could not talk. I couldn’t talk yesterday very well because
I was losing my voice. And you will probably also cough. And in general you might just have aches and
pain all over your body. So that’s the flu. So headache, oh, and one last thing, this
is the major component you might have a fever. And a fever is when your body temperature
is really really high. So you might feel really really warm. Or with a fever you might even feel kind of
cold. You might have the chills. And you might shiver. So shiver is when you go like that. And so that’s the flu. The last common illness is what we would call
in English the stomach flu. So the stomach flu is when you have a stomach
ache. Where your stomach is sore. And and this illness is kind of gross if you
have a stomach flu you are most likely going to throw up. And there’s no nice way to describe this
throwing up is when everything in your stomach comes back out again. Or you might, we use the word vomiting, but
vomiting is kind of a vulgar term to say I vomited, we usually say I threw up, or I had
the stomach flu, i had the stomach flu and I was throwing up. The other thing you might have you might have
to go to the bathroom a lot, so you might be sitting on the toilet a lot when you have
the stomach flu. So that’s it. That’s the three most common illnesses in
English. You either have a cold, or you have a flu,
or you have the stomach flu. Bob the Canadian here. Learn English with Bob the Canadian. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to leave a thumbs up and I’ll
see you in the next video.


  • Reply Jesus the bread of life Jesus king of kings March 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks sri your video important &useful
    Great education ??

  • Reply Fazal Khalil March 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Hey! I have a question.
    If someone has got a sore throat and is not getting well, how would he say that about his/her throat?

  • Reply Yogeshwar Purohit March 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Hi I have a question I heard a sentence I am going to get me a coffee . Is it correct or I am going to get myself a coffee is correct. Thank you

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  • Reply Zejun Song March 11, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Hello Mr Bob, Im sorry to hear that you get sick. hope you will get better soon! best wishes from china!!! LOL

  • Reply Insaf Ali March 11, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for such a nice informative video.

  • Reply Sola Asola March 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Salam alikom Mr Bob i like your video sooo much

  • Reply Pam Cosmogaia March 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for teaching how to describe those situations! Best regards from Brazil

  • Reply Nacera st March 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Thnx mrs bob but i have a notice usually when. U explain u write 4 us the words like :headack … So plz next episode write 4 us and we are so pleased and greatful of ur important classes I. Respect u

  • Reply Ahmed March 12, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Happy to see Again Mr.Bob,Thanku…

  • Reply Kantee kongphet March 13, 2018 at 5:32 am

    *FC. =Fanclub.*

  • Reply José Ramón Chirino Madriz March 19, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Very useful video I am an American English student from Venezuela South America.

  • Reply Aimam Thong May 10, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Thank you so much. So good for me to improve my listening English.

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    Thank you sir !! ?

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  • Reply Funda Tunç June 7, 2019 at 10:36 am

    nice video, can you or have you a video about to say somone who is ill get well …phrases? Thanks

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